PRESS STATEMENT FROM POLYEAST RECORDS:
"The distinctive sound of Libera has travelled the world in the last few years. After the group's first visit in the Philippines last October 2009 which became a remarkable success, they're coming back with the release of their most-awaited and first-ever Christmas album, with 16 tracks collecting traditional and new unique arrangements of classical and contemporary holiday tunes.
"EMI Music though Polyeast Records releases Libera's highly-anticipated first Christmas album. With their exciting mix of secular and sacred Christmas favorites including Joy to the World, O Holy Night, The First Noel, Carol of the Bells, In Dulci Jubilo and White Christmas, join Libera as they bring in the holiday season with Christmas Album packed in Deluxe CD set that includes exclusive song cards.
"Their most recent release, Peace, was No. 1 in the UK, Japanese and Philippines classical charts; in the US, it peaked at No. 2 and hit the Heat Seekers chart. The boys in the group, under the musical direction of Robert Prizeman, come together to produce truly extraordinary music with results unlike any other vocal group around today.
"They first visited the Philippines in October 2009 and came back the year after for a sold out performance at the Philippine International Convention Center. They also performed at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City. The concert repertoire for the tour included "Orinoco Flow," by Enya, which makes reference to the island of Cebu. The encore song was "Bayan Ko," which they sang in Tagalog.
"Libera is an all-boy English vocal group directed by Robert Prizeman and most members come from the parish choir of St. Philip's, Norbury, in South London. Libera's distinctive sound of stunning harmonies is also available in the albums available in the Philippines including "Sing For Ever" (1988), "New Day" (1990), "Angel Voices" (1993), "Angel Voices" (1996),"Peace on Heart" (1996), "Angel Voices 3 (1997), "Libera" (1999), "Luminosa" (2001), "Complete Libera" (2003), "2 CD set with Libera and Luminosa" (2004), "Visions" (2005), "Welcome to Libera's World" (2006), "Angel Voices" (2006), "Angel Voices - Libera in Concert" (2007), "New Dawn" (2008), "Prayer: You Were There" (2008), "Eternal - The Best of Libera" ( 2009), "Peace" (2010), "Peace De Luxe Edition" (2010) and "Libera Song of life" (2010).
"Libera will be performing songs from their Christmas album at PICC Plenary Hall on October 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm and Waterfront Hotel Cebu on 28 October 2011 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available on TicketWorld (891-9999) and Arts Council of Cebu Office (032-2330452/ 0917-3287917). Please visit http://libera360.com for more ticket details. Album buyers at both events will also be given a chance to have a "Meet and Greet with Libera" and exclusive mall signing on October 23 (Sunday), 4 pm at SM The Block North Edsa and October 27 at SM City Cebu.
"Get a copy of Libera's Christmas Album at selected Odyssey and Astroplus outlets and be a lucky winner to see Libera at the PICC. For more info, please visit www.polyeastrecords.com. Libera Christmas album is released by Polyeast Records for only Php 400."
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